[ANN] JFormDesigner Plugin Early Access

Hello,

an Early Access release of the JFormDesigner plug-in for
IntelliJ IDEA 5.0 and later is available now.

JFormDesigner is an innovative GUI designer for
Java Swing user interfaces. Its outstanding support
for JGoodies FormLayout, Clearthought's TableLayout
and GridBagLayout makes it easy to create
professional looking forms.

See: http://www.jformdesigner.com/idea/
Use the IntelliJ IDEA Plugin Manager to download and install it.

Feedback is highly appreciated.

Enjoy!

Karl Tauber
FormDev Software
http://www.jformdesigner.com/

7 comments

Hi,

I really like it :).
Seems to work until now... Just some small quirks when changing the Look
and Feels...


Johannes Schneider


Karl Tauber wrote:

Hello,

an Early Access release of the JFormDesigner plug-in for
IntelliJ IDEA 5.0 and later is available now.

JFormDesigner is an innovative GUI designer for
Java Swing user interfaces. Its outstanding support
for JGoodies FormLayout, Clearthought's TableLayout
and GridBagLayout makes it easy to create
professional looking forms.

See: http://www.jformdesigner.com/idea/
Use the IntelliJ IDEA Plugin Manager to download and install it.

Feedback is highly appreciated.

Enjoy!

Karl Tauber
FormDev Software
http://www.jformdesigner.com/

0

I really like it :).
Seems to work until now... Just some small quirks
when changing the Look
and Feels...


Yes, currently you should not use the look and feel "IDEA (4.5 default)" for IDEA. Seems that this look and feel is based on the Metal look and feel, which uses a global variable for the theme and JFormDesigner sets the Metal theme to Ocean. Therefore the IDE partly appears in Java 5 Ocean look...

Karl

0

an Early Access release of the JFormDesigner plug-in for
IntelliJ IDEA 5.0 and later is available now.

Thank you :). This is what I was always looking for :).

Feedback is highly appreciated.

A forum or a mail list/newsgroup for the feedback would be by the community also highly appreciated :).

Thanks in advance,

Ahmed.

0

After installing this plugin i have troubles with image open in IntelliJ IDEA. Look screenshot. How it related to JFormDesigner, when i'm just open Image files?



Attachment(s):
laf_problems.png
0

I have the same problem here.
There is something messed up with the look and feels... But I am sure it
will be fixed in the next EAP ;).


Johannes Schneider



Alexey Efimov wrote:

After installing this plugin i have troubles with image open in IntelliJ IDEA. Look screenshot. How it related to JFormDesigner, when i'm just open Image files?

0

After installing this plugin i have troubles with
image open in IntelliJ IDEA. Look screenshot. How it
related to JFormDesigner, when i'm just open Image
files?


Thanks for reporting. I'm already working on this bug.

There is a problem in the class loader that JFormDesigner uses to load look and feel UI classes. Unfortunately it must be a global class loader registered in UIManager...

The same error message occurs if the "SQL Query Plugin" is installed (failed to load ... "com.kiwisoft.utils.gui.TristateBoxUI").

I'll publish a fix soon.

Karl Tauber
FormDev Software
http://www.jformdesigner.com/

0

Hello,

Early Access 2 release of the JFormDesigner plug-in for
IntelliJ IDEA 5.0 and later is available now.

This new version fixes various look and feel related
problems and now supports JIDE components.

Use the IntelliJ IDEA Plugin Manager to download and
install the update.

Karl Tauber
FormDev Software
http://www.jformdesigner.com/

0

Please sign in to leave a comment.